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AR 15-6 Investigation: Statement of U.S. Private Contractor re: Incident at Ramadi Palace, Iraq, July 11-12, 2003

July 16, 2003 | DOA | ACLU-RDI 1153
Sworn statement of a Soldier who witnessed a Captain taking a detainee in to the desert and making a detainee dig his own grave, and of a Staff Sargent firing a live round at or near the detainees. This document relates to an AR 15-6 investigations in to alleged detainee abuse at Ramadi Palace, Iraq – July 11-12, 2003.
  • 2003-07-29, Ramadi Palace (Rifles Base) (Camp Blue Diamond), Iraq
    • AR 15-6 Investigation (Ramadi Palace, Iraq, July 11-12, 2003). Members of an Army Rifle Company witnessed the abuse of several detainees who were bound. Their sworn statements state that the Military Police officers were kicking and punching the detainees. The soldiers of the Rifle Company told the MPs that their actions were wrong and that the Geneva Conventions applied to the EPWs. The Military Police responded that the Geneva Conventions did not apply. A Captain of the MP Unit has been specifically mentioned as giving orders and/or instructions to soldiers involved.